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Certificate IV in Cyber Security

National ID: 22334VIC | State ID: BCY61


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Be equipped to tackle the network security challenges faced by Australian businesses, services and industry with this specialised course in cyber security.

Cyber attacks on Australian networks are an ever-increasing threat to individuals, businesses and national security and there is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry.
You'll gain insights into mitigation techniques that are key to tackling potential cyber attacks faced by modern industry by completing North Metropolitan TAFE's Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Our Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide graduates with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that will enable them to:

  • monitor the risk of cyber security attack
  • implement appropriate software
  • use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks

The skills and knowledge you gain will mean you are job ready and highly employable.


Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements BSBWHS401 AUL17
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment ICTICT418 AUU49
Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation VU21990  
Write script for software applications ICTPRG407  
Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security VU21988  
Test concepts and procedures for cyber security VU219891  
Analyse and present research information BSBRES401 AUL69
Communicate information RIICOM301D WH100
Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation VU21991  
Develop a cyber security industry project VU21992  

Elective Units 


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Secure a networked personal computer VU21993  
Automate processes ICTPRG405  
Perform basic cyber security data analysis VU21994  
Install and manage a server ICTNWK401 AUP63
Build security into virtual private networks ICTNWK416 AUP75
Configure an internet gateway VU21995 AUV18

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The following roles may be available to students who complete this qualification:

  • computer technical support security
  • security customer support
  • information security
  • audit collection officer
  • incident response team member
  • security systems help desk support
  • website security officer
  • network security officer

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Course Overview

WhereJoondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

One year (2 semesters) full time, usually delivered over 2 days per week.

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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Please note, fees are subject to change.

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